This blog outlines solutions identified during the Good Food Finance Week to achieve a food systems transformation, highlighting best approaches, current financial innovation, the opportunity for both private and public financiers, and the need for standardizing science-based thinking and reporting through all aspects of the value chain.
Category Archives: GFFN News
Climate Metrics: measuring progress and catalyzing investment in sustainable food systems
This brief summarizes key trends in climate-related metrics used by financial institutions working in the sustainability of food systems and provides an overview of the current state of climate metrics.
Science and Data for Healthy, Sustainable & Equitable Outcomes, at the United Nations
On Wednesday, April 12, the President of the General Assembly Csaba Kőrösi hosted a day-long Special Plenary Science Briefing for the General Assembly, in the Trusteeship Council Chamber at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The event was remarkable in part because the entire day was focused on one worthy, practical, and world-building goal: establishingContinue reading “Science and Data for Healthy, Sustainable & Equitable Outcomes, at the United Nations”
WEF Davos 2023: Cooperative innovation to transform food systems finance
Published by GFFN Secretariat
The Good Food Finance Network Secretariat is composed of the convening core partner organizations’ dedicated team members, who share responsibility for coordinating the Network and its activities. The convening core partners are EAT, FAIRR, Food Systems for the Future, UNEP, and WBCSD.
GFFN addressing the finance gap during COP27: Now analyzed in UNEP’s newest State of Finance for Nature Report
The Good Food Finance Network is working to mobilize public and private financial actors to address the financing gap covered in UN Environment Programme’s 2022 State of Finance for Nature Report.
COP27 Announcement: Co-Investment Platform for Food Systems Transformation under development
The Good Food Finance Network is working to create a Co-Investment Platform for Food Systems Transformation (CIP) across multilateral, public, private and philanthropic finance, to urgently crowd in and scale climate-smart investments into food systems. Multiple interconnected crises are creating an unprecedented global food security emergency. Ongoing degradation of ecosystems, watersheds, and productive capacity, muchContinue reading “COP27 Announcement: Co-Investment Platform for Food Systems Transformation under development”
GFFN Press Conference: Good Food Finance for Climate Action
On 11 November 2022 and during the first week of the UNFCCC COP27, the Good Food Finance Network hosted a Press Conference highlighting how good food finance has a crucial role in meeting the Paris Agreement and wider Sustainable Development Goals. With the presence of GFFN Principals and representatives in attendance, the announcements showed howContinue reading “GFFN Press Conference: Good Food Finance for Climate Action”
Leading financial institutions announce ambitious targets in the food sector ahead of COP27
Targets set by public and private sector finance and business leaders in the Good Food Finance Network’s (GFFN) High Ambition Group mark the beginning of a journey aimed to raise the level of ambition in tackling the world’s most pressing challenges, bringing food systems further up on the sustainable finance agenda.
Finance leaders publish new generation of ‘high ambition’ targets for the sustainable food transition
UN-supported group urges wider finance sector to ‘supersize its ambition’ (Geneva, 27/10/22) The Good Food Finance Network’s High Ambition Group, a group of 11 influential institutions in food and finance, today unveiled a first tranche of environmental and social impact targets covering over US$108 billion of existing assets. The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) praised the targets and called onContinue reading “Finance leaders publish new generation of ‘high ambition’ targets for the sustainable food transition”
Bringing good food finance on the Climate Agenda at Climate Week NYC
A year after the launch of the Good Food Finance Network (GFFN), the GFFN principals and co-chairs met businesses and investors during Climate Week NYC 2022 to demonstrate the progress made and invite them to join the network to unlock finance for sustainable and climate-resilient food systems. “Financial institutions, be it asset managers, commercial banksContinue reading “Bringing good food finance on the Climate Agenda at Climate Week NYC”